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Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) 4c
Male
Information
Range southern Myanmar and Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo).
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Psittacoidea
Family Psittaculidae
Agapornithinae
Genus Loriculus
Species Loriculus galgulus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Blue-crowned hanging parrot (Loriculus galgulus), is a species of small (length: 13 cm (5.1 in) mainly green parrot found in forested lowlands in southern Myanmar and Thailand, Malaya, Singapore, and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo).

Description

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Female

Blue-crowned hanging parrots are mostly green and the adults have black beaks. Adult males have a blue crown, red throat, red rump, and a yellow lower back. Adult females are duller than males and lack the yellow lower back, usually lack the red throat, and the blue crown is much less noticeable. The juvenile is duller than the female, and has a grey forehead and horn-colored beak.

Behavior

Breeding

Blue-crowned hanging parrots nest in tree cavities.Here's a short video of a female exploring a cavity are usually three eggs in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for 20 days and the chicks leave the nest about 33 days from hatching.

Feeding

Its diet includes flowers, buds, fruits, nuts, and seeds.

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